Tanya is a doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland researching the role of digital media in protests in Ukraine and Russia. She is currently working on a dissertation about the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine and augmented dissent, with a focus on the affordances of digital media and social networks to augment protest tactics, and the meaning of ICT use in protests. She is also contributing editor for RuNet Echo, a Global Voices project covering the Russian-language internet and a contributor for the Ukraine chapter of the Freedom House Freedom on the Net report. Her other research interests include: digital activism and political participation online, impact of internet communities on political decisions, social media platforms and social/political change, post-Soviet online spaces, information manipulation and propaganda online, and viral media.
Latest posts by Tanya Lokot
What is the value of a group of powerful women coming together for five days?
A recent initiative called Povaha (Respect) aims to combat expressions of sexism in Ukrainian media and politics, and to create a more level ground for Ukrainian women in these arenas.
Stay Human is a comprehensive campaign against domestic violence and for rights of women and children in Ukraine. This campaign used various information tools and platforms, both online and offline, to raise awareness of the issues of domestic violence and human rights and to suggest ways of addressing the issue, changing public perception of the problem, and giving victims tools to report violence.